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Monday, March 26, 2018

Trump orders expulsion of dozens of Russian diplomats.....

The last Republican to take personal responsibility for his own mistakes was Eisenhower, when he warned Americans about the military industrial complex in the last days of his administration. Trump cries more than any President in history. Everything that happens is somebody else's fault, nobody loves him, fake news, CNN, anything but take responsibility for any action or lack thereof. But, what really keeps me up at night is knowing that diplomacy has kept us out of more military conflicts than a show of force and tough talk….and there may be no qualified personnel to answer the phone at our embassies at the most critical junctures.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Gateway Pundit is a liar's paradise

This is really about a lot more than just one mass shooting. What it's really about is today's extremist right embracing the tactics of dictators, communists and nazis to further their own ends and they're actively doing it with the help of our enemies and in some cases, asking our enemies for their help.
Gateway Pundit is a liar's paradise as that's pretty much all they do except shill for racists. They and some others threw this crap out there and then Fox News people like Tucker Carlson and Greg Gutfeld ran with it.
This is lower than low and it shows you how uncivilized these people are. Those kids who went through that trauma don't deserve this and neither does the country. It's gone from bs "thoughts and prayers" to traumatizing kids who've already been traumatized enough thanks to the very people doing it.
Today's right has proven they'll lie about anything no matter what the consequences or what common decency dictates. From this to embracing our enemies to the point where you have Devin Nunes this morning asking for Russian twitter bots to help him, they're a disgrace to this country...
The Republicans are just a collection of fringe groups banded together by a common paranoia that the right wing media feeds them.The right in this country is not conservative, far from it. It's become doctrinarian and authoritarian in nature. Everything is shaped, including the facts by ideology. The lemming-like willingness of so many Republicans today to obediently follow the ranting right fringe of their party is not only remarkable and frightening... it's downright disgusting. Their hateful hypocrisy knows no bounds, no limits on name-calling rhetoric, and no decency or willingness to accept responsibility for things they've enthusiastically promoted in the recent past, (such as gun rights).

Sunday, December 17, 2017

How do you sell more Big Macs?

There is this notion, perpetuated by Republicans, that the wealthy create jobs, so tax cuts for the wealthy will lead to more jobs being created.

Nothing could be farther from the truth. The wealthy cannot create jobs in a vacuum. The laws of supply and demand drive job creation. You can't just increase supply and expect that demand will somehow materialize for your goods and services.

But the reverse is true. When you cause demand to go up, entrepreneurs will find ways to produce goods and services to meet the demand, creating jobs and gaining wealth in the process.

So to spur job creation you have to increase demand for goods and services.

How do you increase demand? Demand for goods and services go up when the poor and the middle-class have more money to spend. So to increase demand, cut taxes on the poor and middle-class and raise minimum wages. When demand goes up entrepreneurs will meet the demand by increasing supply, hiring more employees to produce more. This is what creates jobs, not tax cuts for the wealthy!

Here's an example: Consider your local McDonalds franchise. If thanks to tax cuts for the wealthy, the franchisee has an extra $50K per year, is he going to make and sell extra Big Macs with that money? Of course not. The number of Big Macs he makes depends on how many people walk in the door of his restaurant. Given that he wasn't turning away any customers to begin with, he can't make more Big Macs unless more customers walk in the door. So the question is, how do you get more customers to walk in the door. The answer is, by giving tax cuts to the middle class and the poor. When they have more discretionary income they buy more Big Macs. Thus, the way to grow the economy is by giving tax cuts to the middle class and the poor, not the wealthy!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Make America Great Again.?

Make America Great Again. Attack public schools, then put in place in the seat of the Secretary of education a person who never attended a public school, nor their children. End tax breaks to college students and college grads. They are so wealthy they have to eat instant noodles as meals, so tax them more. Now lets throw the elderly and sick in the street. Make America Great Again, must be code words for turning America into a lesser developed nation like Afghanistan.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Donald J. Trump pronounced the planet Earth a “loser”!

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a dramatic announcement from the White House Rose Garden on Thursday,
Donald J. Trump pronounced the planet Earth a “loser” and vowed to make a better deal with a new planet.

“Earth is a terrible, very bad planet,” he told the White House press corps. “It’s maybe the worst planet in the solar system, and it’s far from the biggest.”

Trump blasted former President Barack Obama for signing deals that committed the United States to remain on the planet Earth indefinitely. “Obama is almost as big a loser as Earth,” Trump said. “If Obama was a planet, guess what planet he’d be? That’s right: Earth.”

When asked which planet he would make a new deal with, Trump offered few specifics, saying only, “The solar system has millions of terrific planets, and they’re all better than Earth, which is a sick, failing loser.”

Trump’s remarks drew a strong response from one of the United States’ NATO allies, Germany’s Angela Merkel. “I strongly support Donald Trump leaving the planet Earth,” she said.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

And we thought Bush was the worse President

Something needs to be done before this unqualified disaster of a president creates a situation this country can't recover from. We're already the laughing stock of the world. Bush destabilized the Middle East giving rise to civil war, metastasizing Al Qaeda and giving birth to ISIS, Trump damn well could let North Korea, through his ignorance, blow up the West Coast and/or Hawaii/Alaska. You got to admit the Republicans sure know how to screw things up bigly. Not sure most of us will be around if this keeps up. And we thought Bush was the worse President even. On his worse day, he was better than Trump on his best day. I guess the GOP could get worse. There are Ryan, Pence, and Cruz and in three years who knows what the GOP will be able to find.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Republican president that wins an election does it by cheating the system.

Why does it seem that after Bush senior, that every Republican president that wins an election does it by cheating the system. 

The Florida election recount of 2000 was a period of vote recounting in Florida that occurred during the weeks after Election Day in the 2000 United States presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. The Florida vote was ultimately settled in Bush's favor by a margin of 537 votes when the U.S. Supreme Court, in Bush v. Gore, stopped a recount that had been initiated upon a ruling by the Florida Supreme Court. That in turn gave Bush a majority of votes in the Electoral College and victory in the presidential election.

Over the last four years the Republicans have gone through elaborate attempts to make sure populations that don’t support them don’t get a chance to vote. After the 2010 walloping, Republicans decided they would need to tilt the odds in their favor. Using their control of state legislatures, they gerrymandered districts to ensure their victory. Karl Rove came out and said it in an Op-Ed, writing, “He who controls redistricting can control Congress.” They won in districts that were drawn specifically to allow them to win. There were certainly other factors at play, but it’s hard to image Republicans winning as many seats without their nifty swindle. 

Billionaires are influencing the democratic process in a manner that is pure corruption. If it is allowed, you will have an oligarchy, not a democracy.